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Studies have shown that hair loss injections with growth factors can help to strengthen existing hair, decrease further hair loss, and boost hair growth. In one study it showed hair growth improved as much as 30%.  Many subsequent studies and meta-analyses have shown that growth factor injections may be effective for certain types of hair loss such as androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) and alopecia areata.

Many people consider growth-factor-rich hair treatments every day, and they might be a great option if you are seeking help for certain types of hair loss. So, what are the reasons why this type of treatment is so popular? And if you decide you may want to proceed, where should you go to get help for yourself?

This article will discuss some of the reasons people choose to have growth factor injections. This can be a good starting place, but make sure you always consult with your doctor before starting any treatments including growth factor injections. Also, make sure you go to a reputable and experienced clinic for these injections. Read on to learn more!

1. Helps Stimulate Natural Hair Growth

Injections that utilize growth factors can help to stimulate your own hair growth. This can help to strengthen the existing hair and prolong the growing phase of the hair follicle. It can also help to thicken baby (vellus) hairs back to thick (terminal) hairs. It can also help to decrease progression of further hair loss. This is achieved by providing important growth factors to your scalp and hair follicles.

It is important to note that the response varies between individuals. Things that can help increase the likelihood of a postiive response would be using the most optimal growth factors, injecting them at the right depth, and timing the sessions appropriately. This is why it is important to see someone experienced with growth factor injections for hair loss treatment to get the best results possible. Even then, it is important to be aware that the amount of response can vary between individuals.

2. Non-Surgical and Fast Hair Therapy

Compared to a hair transplant surgery, injections can be relatively quick and not as invasive. For many type of growth factor injections, the process starts with drawing your blood, isolating the growth factors, and then injecting the growth factors into areas that are thinning.

3. Discreet Therapy

Many individuals like to keep their medical problems including hair loss private. It can be easier to keep something like in-office growth factor injections discreet compared to other therapies where you may have obvious signs you had something done (such as after a hair transplant) or where you have to keep something at home that someone may find (like medications or red light devices). With growth factor injections, you come into the office and have the procedure performed usually in less than an hour, and then you are on your way with little to no obvious signs that you had anything done in the majority of cases.

4. Boosts Hair Thickness

As hair starts to thin, this can not only mean you grow fewer strands of hair, but the ones that do grow may start to become thinner in diameter.

As you receive hair treatments in the form of growth factor injections, your follicles may become healthier and stronger and start producing healthier thicker hair.

5. Works Alongside Other Treatments

It may be that growth factor treatments are not the only thing you want to do to address your hair loss. Often with hair loss treatments, multiple types of therapy work better together than alone as you are addressing the hair loss in different ways. One of the good things about injections such as these is that they do not prevent you from taking other courses of action.

If you want to change up your hair care or self care routine or start medications, red light therapy, or have a hair transplant, you can do so without interfering with this treatment. In the case of a hair transplant, growth factor injections are often recommended by many doctors on the day of your surgery to help speed up the recovery process and help the transplanted hair grow in sooner.

6. Provides Longer-Lasting Changes

Some concealers or topical medications may only have an effect for a short period. Thus, you will need to keep applying them daily if you want to keep their effects.

Injections of growth factors into your scalp continue to work for a longer period of time following your session. Individual results may vary, but many individuals have a positive response that lasts months. It is recommended by most doctors to continue sessions of growth factor injections every 3-12 months as maintenance to maintain the effects once you achieve improvement. This is also supported by studies showing better results when maintenance sessions are continued after an initial series of sessions. Make sure to discuss the plan for timing of sessions with your doctor before starting growth factor injections.

7. Natural Therapy

Many individuals prefer natural therapies to medication based therapies. Many of those individuals choose treatments like red light therapy and/or growth factor injections. It is important to discuss with the doctor the source of the growth factors. Often they are isolated from your own body and are natural.

Interested to Learn More?

These tips should give you some of the reasons many people choose to start injections with growth factors. Still, you will need more information, including what type of hair loss you have, your treatments options, and an understanding of the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the various treatment options before you start therapy.

Thus it is important to find a medical team experienced with treating hair loss. If you live near the Seattle area or would be willing to travel there for treatments, give us a call. Our team is ready to help you understand your options. So, schedule a consultation and start the journey of restoring your hair.